The City of Chicago has long had a gun violence problem, but the latest from the Windy City is simply absurd.
For years, Chi-town has been grappling with the unwanted effects of its decades-long handgun ban, in which law-abiding citizens were effectively disarmed by progressive politicians. Criminals in the city, who had no real incentive to change what they were doing on account of a law that they were going to break anyway, soon got the upper hand…seeing as they were the only ones armed.
Now, even after rescinding the longstanding policy just a few years ago, Chicago has had trouble getting their gun violence under control, with gang wars spilling over onto city streets, block parties, and even funerals.
Even restaurants are no longer safe.
Six people were shot, including one who died at the scene, as they ate outside a restaurant Sunday in Chicago, according to the city Fire Department.
The shooting occurred around 2 p.m. at Lumes Pancake House in Morgan Park on the city’s South Side. The victims were reportedly eating under a tent set up outside the restaurant. The five injured diners were taken to local hospitals for emergency care.
According to CBS Chicago, police said the man killed was the target of the shooting, as someone fired shots at him from a sport-utility vehicle.
Police currently have no one in custody, and no suspects in the slaying.
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